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DECEMBER 02, 2011 – Effectively booking and servicing hotel room blocks for groups hosting events often requires a high level of personalized service. This level of attentiveness and customization can create a significant drain on hotel resources. Moreover, managing rooming lists often leaves hotels exposed to security risks and possible irreparable damage to a brand's reputation. (Read More)

NOVEMBER 30, 2011 – Ariane Systems, the global leader in self-service check-in/out technology for the hospitality industry, has released a complimentary white paper that details the revenue potential and guest-satisfaction importance of self-service options for hotel companies. The white paper highlights the growing demand for self-service among today's traveling consumers and delivers advice for hoteliers on implementation to maximize profit while establishing a critical market differentiator in today's increasingly commoditized hospitality industry. (Read More)

NOVEMBER 29, 2011 – FCS Computer Systems, a leading global provider of comprehensive hospitality technology solutions, announces the launch of FCS i-Guest Hotels Finder, a unique smartphone application that lets users search for hotels and play the directions to the hotel and the nearest airport in the local language, for the benefit of taxi drivers and other native speakers. This application is now available for iPhones and iPads in the Apple Store, and also exclusively for Samsung devices, as part of the Samsung Galaxy Note World Tour launch for the next 3 months. (Read More)

NOVEMBER 17, 2011 – VingCard Elsafe, the global leader in hospitality security and part of the ASSA ABLOY Group, announces that its advanced VISIONLINE wireless RF-online locking system and its Signature RFID locks have been selected by ExtendedSuites (Grupo Estancias Extendias) Inc. for implementation across its new ExtendedSuites hotel brand. (Read More)

NOVEMBER 8, 2011 – VingCard Elsafe, the global leader in hospitality security and part of the ASSA ABLOY Group, has completed installation of its Signature RFID contactless electronic door locks and VISION access management system at a pair of luxury Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide properties in Greece. (Read More)

NOVEMBER 2, 2011 – Leading online global travel network TravelShark continues to enhance its position in popular destinations across Asia Pacific and Europe with the acquisition of 80 new major-market, destination-specific websites. TravelShark's newest domain acquisitions – all now live sites with new and enhanced TravelShark content – include heavily trafficked sites in premium travel locales, including BeijingHotels.com, SingaporeHotels.com, BangkokHotels.com and KualaLumpurHotels.com. (Read More)

OCTOBER 31, 2011 – FCS Computer Systems, a leading comprehensive hospitality solutions provider, announces the appointment of hotel technology sector veteran, Erynn Torrenga, as Director of National Accounts for the full suite of FCS hospitality solutions and solution architecture services. Based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Torrenga will play a major role in helping FCS grow its market share in the North and South America regions of the hospitality market. (Read More)

OCTOBER 27, 2011 – Bartech, a world leader in automatic profit-generating minibar solutions for the hospitality industry, is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the company this month. In the early 1990's, Bartech founders Mario Agrario, Marc Cohen and Jean-Claude Tillet identified a need in the hotel industry to streamline minibar operations and make them more efficient and profitable. (Read More)

OCTOBER 25, 2011 – Following last month's successful acquisition of eat.shop guides, leading online global travel network TravelShark has rebranded the popular international series of hyper-local travel-planning books as rather. The company also announced the release of eight new rather books, including rather paris, rather new york city and rather los angeles, in time for holiday shopping at the new rather.com. (Read More)

OCTOBER 19, 2011 – Ariane Systems, the global leader in self-service check-in/out technology for the hospitality industry, proudly announces that a product integration based on its Allegro Web-Mobile-Kiosk Check-in/out Solution has received the award for the best technology solution at the fourth WorldHotel International Hotel Facilities Equipment Trade Fair, held this month in Warsaw. (Read More)

OCTOBER 18, 2011 – VingCard Elsafe, the global leader in hospitality security and part of the ASSA ABLOY Group, announces that the 269-room Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa, Edinburgh, has installed the Signature RFID contactless locking solution as a next-generation upgrade from the traditional magnetic-stripe keycard system. In conjunction with the RFID upgrade, Sheraton Grand Edinburgh has also implemented VingCard's VISION software, smoothly interfacing the locking system with the hotel's property management and point-of-sale systems. (Read More)

OCTOBER 5, 2011 -Bartech, a world leader in automatic profit-generating minibar solutions for the hospitality industry, announced today that it will demonstrate its comprehensive line of new design and technology innovations at the IHG Americas Investor Conference 2011. The conference will take place October 24-25 at The Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas. (Read More)

OCTOBER 4, 2011 - Hotel Concepts – Brilliant, a leading global provider of technology and software solutions for the hospitality industry, and 3CX announce that a full integration has been completed between Hotel Concepts' Integrated Distribution Property Management System (IDPMS), the Brilliant PMPRO property management platform and the 3CX Hotel Module, a comprehensive PBX telephony system designed specifically for the global hotel industry. (Read More)

Plan A News

SEPTEMBER 30, 2010 -Fabric Innovations, a leading supplier of luxury linens, bedding and custom fabrics to the worldwide hospitality industry, today announced the selection of Plan A Public Relations & Marketing, Inc. to manage their corporate branding and communications. As a full-service marketing firm specializing in the hospitality industry, Plan A will be responsible for communicating Fabric Innovations' brand messaging and product offerings to the worldwide hotel market. (Read More)

AUGUST 17, 2010 - Ariane Systems, the worldwide leader in self-service check-in / check-out kiosk technology for the hospitality industry, today announced the selection of Plan A Public Relations & Marketing, Inc. to manage their global marketing and communications initiatives. Plan A will be responsible for increasing exposure and building brand recognition for Ariane Systems, as the company prepares to launch new technologies that are expected to spark a period of rapid growth and expansion. Since its inception in 1998, Ariane Systems has installed more than 1,600 self-service kiosks at hotel properties in 20 countries around the globe. Many of the world's largest hotel groups currently utilize Ariane's electronic kiosk solutions to streamline the check-in/out process, including Accor, B&B, Choice Hotels, Fasthotel, InterContinental Hotels Group, and Louvre Hotels (Starwood Capital), among others. (Read More)